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Newsletter - August '2007
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DGP J&K PRAISES CIVIL DEFENCE WING

 

Describing civil defence as an inseparable part of the Jammu Kashmir Police Sh.Kuldeep Khoda, IPS Director General of Police J&K said it has always come to the rescue of people and has always extended support and co-operation during the need. The DGP was addressing the meeting of civil defence police officers and civil defence wardens on August 20, 2007 of the Kashmir valley at the Regional Civil Defence Control Room Srinagar.

Sh.Khoda, inspected all the sections of the civil defence control room to get first hand information about the working of the communication network system. He said that the nature of duties of the civil defence is different from that of the police as such it can work for bridging the gap between the police and the public. He promised all possible assistance and equipment during any crisis to further strengthen the Civil Defence organisation.


 

 

 

VISIT OF MEMBER OF NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

 

Sh.J.K.Sinha IPS, Member NDMA interacting
with officers & wardens at RCDCC Srinagar

Sh. J.K. Sinha, IPS, Member, National Disaster Management Authority, New Delhi paid an informal visit to Regional Civil Defence Control Centre Srinagar on August 1, 2007. He was accompanied by Sh.Navin Agarwal, IPS Inspector General of Police HG/CD & Aux. Police J&K. The dignitary inspected all sections of RCDCC and had detailed interaction with the staff. On this occasion, IGP Homeguards/Civil Defence & Auxiliary Police J&K briefed the visiting dignitary about the functioning and improvement measures adopted by the department for re-activating the Civil Defence services in all the categorized Civil Defence Towns of the state. He also briefed about equipments and ambulance services available with the civil defence town.

Sh.Sinha took a meeting of the officers and wardens in the Conference Hall and gave a briefing about the Disaster Management, and its aims and objectives. He was also shown a power point presentation regarding various activities of Civil Defence. He expressed keen interest about the functioning of the civil defence in the state and was very impressed by the activities carried out by Civil Defence. He complimented the IGP HG/CD & Aux. Police J&K for recording such an improvement at grass root level. It has been given out that National Disaster Management Authority in collaboration with State/ Divisional administration is going to conduct a Mock exercise on 18th September 2007 in Kral Khud (Habbakadal) area to test the preparedness and mitigation measures with regard to urban Fire – Disaster.


 

 

 

CIVIL DEFENCE AWARENESS CAMP AT JODHAMAL PUBLIC SCHOOL JAMMU

 

Dy.Controller Civil Defence, Principal Jodhamal Public School & Staff planting saplings in the campus

In accordance with directions of Sh.Navin Agarwal IPS, Inspector General of Police HG/CD & AXP J&K to further activate Civil Defence in Educational Institutions, a Civil Defence awareness programme followed by Mock Drill and plantation drive was organized in Jodhamal Public School Channi Himmat Jammu on August 4, 2007. Mrs. Manjit Kour KPS delivered on the topic “Civil Defence in J&K”.

Dr. Ranbushan gave a presentation followed by practical demonstration of first Aid and Golden Hour Resuscitation. Mrs. R. Lakhanpal Principal Jodhamal Public School Channi Himmat Jammu highly appreciated the Civil Defence teams for their valuable presentation and mock exercise.


 

 

 

CIVIL DEFENCE ORGANIZES A FREE MEDICAL CAMP AT LAL CHOWK SRINAGAR

On August 9, 2007 a free Hamdard Medical camp has been organized at Lal Chowk Srinagar, in collaboration with Mahajan Hamdard Drug store. Three Male and two female volunteer doctors attended the patients. More than 1000 patients were given free consultation and medicine prescribed by the doctor.Shri Ab.Rashid Pandit, Mayor SMC alongwith Shri G.S.Chouhan, SSP, S.O to IGP HG/CD & Aux. Police J&K and Shri M.A.Dainposh, Commandant Aux.Police 1st Bn. Srinagar inaugurated the camp.

Shri Navin Agarwal IPS, Inspector General of Homeguards/Civil Defence & Aux. Police J&K visited the camp and interacted with the doctors, patients and organizers of the camp. He also briefed the media men about the role of civil defence and purpose of holding such camp for the benefit of general public. The camp was visited by many other respectable citizens and officers, they gathered knowledge about the civil defence organisation and complimented the department for organizing such a public-friendly event in Lal chowk area.


 

 

 

CIVIL DEFENCE ORGANIZES PLANTATION DRIVE AT SAINIK COLONY JAMMU

On the concluding day of one month long Van-Mahotsav, 2007 which was jointly organized by the Armed Police Jammu Range & Home Guards/ Civil Defence / Auxiliary Police Jammu, a function was organized at Sainik Colony Jammu on August 18, 2007. Dr. S. P. Vaid, IPS, Inspector General of Police Jammu Zone Jammu was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The function was presided over by Shri Gulzar Singh Slathia, IPS. Sh.Slathia said that about ten thousand saplings were planted at various Police premises, besides civil lines area falling in Jammu South like Sainik Colony, Channi Himmat, Trikuta Nagar & Gandhi Nagar. The main feature of this drive was the involvement of Schools like J.P. World Public School Channi, Little Flower Public School Sainik Colony, Jodhamal Public School Channi, K.B. Public School Channi & J K Public School Kunjwani Jammu, in plantation drive in phased manner.

The chief guest appreciated the Armed Police and Civil Defence for their tireless efforts for this Plantation Drive. He also planted a Sapling on the occasion and distributed cash rewards/certificates amongst the students. Present on the occasion were Sh.Vasu Yadav, DFO Social Forestry Division Jammu, Sh.S.M.Khatotra Divisional Comdt. HG, Sh. Rafiq Ul Hassan, CO IRP 3rd Bn., Sh. Jahangir Khan, CO JKAP 4th Bn, Sh. R.K. Bhat, CO IRP 11th Bn., Mrs. Manjit Kour, KPS Dy. Controller Civil Defence Jammu, Sh. Jugal Mahajan, Chief Warden Civil Defence Jammu and other senior officers of JKAP/IRP & Aux.Police Bns. Besides a large number of local respectable including Mrs. Namrata Sharma, Corporator Sainik Colony.


 

 

 

CIVIL DEFENCE SRINAGAR CONDUCTED ROAD RACE

Civil Defence Srinagar organized a Road race from Dalgate crossing upto Nishat on August 18, 2007. More than 50 players/students participated in the race which was flagged off by Sheikh Ejaz Iqbal, IAS Dy. Commissioner/ Controller Civil Defence Srinagar. The players started the race with great enthusiasm. The road from Dalgate to Nishat looked enveloped in yellow colour as all the participants and volunteers were wearing civil defence jackets.

After conclusion of the race, SSP Srinagar presented the prizes already approved by the IGP HG/CD & Aux.Police J&K to three toppers each from senior and junior division, SSP Srinagar in his concluding speech exhorted upon the youth to support the civil defence organisation in performing their social duties.

Earlier at Dalgate Dy.Commissioner Srinagar in his address complemented the Civil Defence organisation for promoting friendly relationship between the administration and the public. He asked the youth to join Civil Defence organisation as volunteers for providing assistance to the needy people at the time of emergency.


 

 

 

CIVIL DEFENCE BASIC TRAINING PROGRAMME INAGURATED AT CTI HG/CD JAMMU

 

Senior officers at inaugural function of volunteer training at Central Training Institute

Sh. Navin Agarwal, IPS, Inspector General of Police, Home Guards / Civil Defence & Auxiliary Police, J&K inaugurated a Basic Civil Defence training course to be imparted to 97 Civil Defence Volunteers at CTI HG/CD Jammu in the premises of Aux.Police Battalion Hqrs. Glulshan Ground Jammu on August 21, 2007. Earlier these 97 eligible Young Civilians hailing from Roop Nagar Sharika Vihar and Channi Himat Jammu were enrolled as Civil Defence Volunteers in Civil Defence Town Jammu. On the occasion Sh. Agarwal said that this basic training is very essential for creation of confidence and satisfaction among the youth of our society. Basic training of Rescue, Fire fighting & First Aid and other CD skills is important for any individual. Shri Navin Agarwal, IPS also distributed Certificates along with training allowances among the 18 Civil Defence Wardens who have successfully passed the First Aid Training course conducted w.e.f. 25-6-2007 to 29-6-2007 at CTI HG/CD Jammu.

Shri Agarwal also issued Picture Identity Cards in favour of 48 Civil Defence Post & Sector wardens who have been enrolled in the Civil Defence organisation. Among others present on the occasion was Sh.Kamal Saini, DIG HG/CD & Aux. Police, Sh. T. Phonsog, IPS, CO Aux.Police IInd Bn, Sh. S.M. Khatotra, SSP, Divisional Comdt. Hgds., Ms.Manjit Kour Dy.Controller CD Jammu, Sh.Jugal Mahajan, Chief warden Civil Defence Jammu, Mohd Taj Area Commander Homeguards, besides a large number of Sr. Civil Defence Wardens of Jammu province were also present on the occasion.


 

 

 

CIVIL DEFENCE ORGANISATION TO BE REORGANIZED/REACTIVATED AT KATHUA

 

Chief guest & Senior officers addressing wardens/ volunteers of Kathua.

Shri Navin Agarwal, IPS, Inspector General of Police Home Guards / Civil Defence & Auxiliary Police J & K inaugurated a Plantation drive launched by Civil Defence organisation by planting a sapling in the premises of Civil Defence/ Aux.Police detachment at Kathua on August 23, 2007. Shri Navin Agarwal, also inaugurated one day’s Civil Defence Awareness campaign at ETT Rainbow College Kathua. On the occasions Sh. Agarwal said that Civil Defence in J&K state will be reorganized and reactivated on the modern and sophisticated lines especially in Civil Defence town Kathua, and as per the need of hour. On this occasion Mrs. Sarita Chouhan, IAS, Dy. Commissioner Cum- -Controller Civil Defence Kathua said that the aim of the Civil Defence is to boost the morale of youth especially the Civil Defence Wardens and Volunteers. Sh. Dhian Chand, Chief Warden Civil Defence Kathua expressed his thanks for the kind visit of Shri Navin Agarwal, IGP HG/CD & AXP J&K and other senior most officers to Civil Defence Town Kathua. On the occasion Sh. J.P. Singh, IPS, Sr. Supdt. Of Police District Kathua assured that all possible material as well as administrative assistance will be provided to Civil Defence organisation at Kathua and in return the services of Civil Defence warden service will be utilized by the local Police during eventualities and disasters. A Civil Defence Demonstration was exhibited by the Civil Defence expert instructors.

A large number of local respectable & Sr. Civil as well as Police officers including Prof. G. M. Wani, Principal Degree College Kathua, Shri Sudarshan Kapoor, Assistant Commissioner Kathua, Mr.Popse Dy,SP, DAR Kathua, Shri Kapil Dev Sharma Divisional Warden CD Kathua were also present on the occasion.


 

 

 

CIVIL DEFENCE ORGANIZED AN AWARENESS CAMP AT SAMBA

Civil Defence Samba organized a colourful and impressive function in connection with one day awareness camp at Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School Samba on August 24, 2007 in which Sh.Navin Agarwal, IPS Inspector General of Police HG/CD & Aux. Police J&K was the chief guest.

 

Officers interacting with wardens & volunteers at One Day awareness camp at Samba

Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest of the function expressed happiness and satisfaction for holding such awareness camps. He emphasized upon the need and importance of awareness in context of disaster management and other civil defence activities. He also distributed mementoes to many district officers. The gathering was also addressed by Sh.B.S.Jamwal Dy.Commissioner Samba and Sh.Rajinder Gupta Sr.Supdt. of Police Samba who also highlighted the role of Civil Defence. Earlier, in his welcome address Sh.J.B.Singh Dy.Controller Civil Defence Samba highlighted various achievements of civil defence samba during the last three years. More than 1000 students from various schools besides a large number of wardens & local people participated in this function.


 

 

 

NEWS IN BRIEF

  • An anti-drug addiction rally was organized by Regional Civil Defence Control Centre Srinagar on August 8, 2007 in collaboration with Youth Welfare Organisation in which 500 youth participated, which marched from khanyar to DC office viz. Dalgate, Lal Chowk. The rally was joined by many more passers by enroute who raised anti-drug slogans and appealed youth not to use drugs.
  • During the incident of fire tragedy which occurred at 21 FAD Khundroo, civil defence established two medical/first aid camps at the premises of District Hospital Anantnag and another at Eidgah Anantnag on August 11, 2007 in which the inhabitants of the effected villages started arriving. The wardens & volunteers assisted the administration in providing first aid and arranged meeting of separated ones with their relative. On August 12, 2007 one of the civil defence camps was shifted to Achabal and was installed at entry gate of PHC Acchabal which worked for the whole day. Necessary medical assistance/first aid was provided to the victims and needy. On 13-8-07, on the advise of the DIG SKR Anantnag a team under the supervision of Dy.Controller CD Anantnag visited the affected villages from Police station Kokernag and Police post Larnoo.
  • A one day free medical camp was organized by civil defence Samba at Shah Balore on August 18, 2007. In this connection an impressive function was held at Dy.Commissioner office from where the motorcade of doctors consisting of specialists, paramedics and civil defence volunteers, was flagged off by Sh.B.S.Jamwal Dy. Commissioner Samba.
  • A twenty five days Refresher Course & twenty one days Leadership Course was organized according to training calendar of CTI HG/CD Jammu on August 25, 2007. In the valedictory function Sh.S.M.Khatotra Divisional Commdt. Hgds Jammu distributed cash reward and class –III certificates among the trainees.
  • One day civil defence awareness camp was organized at Govt.Degree College for women Anantnag on August 29, 2007. The Civil Defence team headed by Shri Mohd Iqbal, Inspector delivered a brief lecture on various kinds of knots and its use during rescue operation. The team also gave a demonstration of rescue of a live causality from a damaged building and lifting of an injured after Air raid/ blast etc. Sh.Gh.Sarwar Chouhan SSP Staff officer to IGP HG/CD & Aux. Police J&K was the chief guest on the occasion.
  • One day civil defence awareness programme was organised at Supreme Higher Secondary Institution Awantipura on August 30, 2007. A team of civil defence gave a demonstration of rescue from damaged building, rescue during fire & air raid. Sh.Gh.Sarwar Chouhan, S.O to IGP HG/CD & Aux. Police J&K was the chief guest on the occasion. The function also attended by SP Awantipura and SDPO Awantipura. The Dy.Controller Civil Defence Awantipura gave a brief account of history & origin of Civil Defence.
  • On Doda-Bhaderwah road a landslide which blocked the road and apprehended to have buried two motorcyclists was cleared by the volunteers of civil defence under the command of Sh.Javid Iqbal Azad, Chief warden Doda with the help of Beacon authorities on August 30, 2007. It was remorse that two motor cyclist are buried but when the landslide was cleared no motor cyclist was found under the land slide.

 

A view of an anti-drug addiction rally
organized by RCDCC Srinagar
Dr.B.Sriniwas, DIG Baramulla interacting with Sh.Navin Agarwal IPS, IGP HG/CD & AXP J&K during a darbar at DPL Baramulla on
August 8, 2007

 

Patron: Shri Navin Agarwal IPS,
Inspector General of Homeguards/Civil Defence & Aux. Police J&K
Chief Editor:

Dr.Kamal Saini IPS, Dy.Inspector General of Homeguards/Civil Defence & Aux. Police J&K

Editorial Board:

Sh. S.M. Khatotra, SSP; Sh. G.S. Chouhan, SSP; Ms. Manjit Kour Dy.SP; Sh. Muhammad Amin, Insp(S); Sh. Chaman Lal ASI(M)